Crown selects scholarship fund recipients
Crown has selected 97 recipients for the 2016 John F. Connelly Scholarship Fund. The fund, established in 1992 to mark Crown’s centennial anniversary, provides one year post-secondary educational scholarships to the children of Crown employees around the world.
Over the last 25 years, the program has attracted approximately 18,500 applicants and has awarded over $3.8 million dollars to 1,873 children.
This year’s winners were chosen from 685 applications, representing 110 Crown locations in 25 countries. Thirty-four recipients are from Europe, 33 are from the United States and Canada, 12 are from Latin America, nine are from Asia and nine are from the Middle East.
“Supporting post-secondary education for the children of Crown employees around the world is a fitting way to honor the legacy of a key leader in our corporate history,” says Fred Leh, director of human resources at Crown Beverage Packaging North America. “The scholarship fund is also a lasting example of our commitment to support the communities in which we operate and the future workforce. Crown offers its congratulations to all of the 2016 scholarship recipients, as well as all of the applicants for their outstanding academic achievements.”